Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Paranormal Love Wednesday

It's Paranormal Love Wednesday and  for my little snippet this week I've chosen a bit of interaction between the two main characters in one of my current works in progress. This piece isn't titled yet, so here's a taste of my day to day writing life., an assistant librarian, wants nothing more than her well earned vacation, but with shadows attacking her will it ever happen? Court, a watcher from the dream realm, just wants to drop Karlee off with the maji and be done, but a little thing like fate keeps getting in the way.

The Snippet:

“Be gone, shadow spawn!” a deep voice boomed behind her, and Karlee felt whatever had her jerk franticly away. Scrambling up the steps, Karlee saw the shinning man who had saved her and ran straight into his arms. A strong arm wrapped around her and tucked her behind the large man.

From behind him she could see the source of the brilliant light. It radiated from a small stone pendant he wore on a chain around his neck. Beyond him Karlee could also see the illuminated darkness left in the library basement. The light allowed her to see the collection of books and the wreathing shadows that had chased her. Misshapen human shadows were wriggling in the light as if it was burning them. Staring at it, Karlee felt herself paralyze. Fear raked over her, violently sending her heard into her throat and blocking the scream she couldn’t seem to conjure. 

The man slammed the door, hiding the horrid sight from her and in one smooth motion took her hand and turned towards the road. “I have to get you out of here,” he said as he started to pull her away from the library and down the sidewalk.

Following along, Karlee nearly stumbled and smashed her toe into the concrete. Ignoring it, she found her voice and asked, “What was that?”

That's it for this week. Hope you enjoyed!